Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a rough mix, part of Songwriting in GarageBand.
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…Okay, so, once you have all your elements in place…and you feel like you're ready to share your new…song with other people, you'll want to take a bit…of time to create a rough mix of the track.…Chances are, by the time you're done recording, your levels probably aren't…quite where they should be to have a balanced mix of your song.…You've probably turned certain tracks up to…hear them better as you record them, and…turned other tracks down to keep them from…distracting you while you work on other sections.…You may also have parts of a song that…are currently muted or maybe even no longer needed.…So, let's take some time to clean up and then do a rough mix of the song.…
Now, I went ahead and recorded myself singing some vocals on these tracks…that you can see here in the three top tracking vocal tracks here.…And I'm most definitely not a lead singer but,…but when you're working and writing on your own,…it's often necessary to sing some vocals yourself so…you won't forget the melody you had in mind.…And also so you can share it with the person…
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